Plan to demolish Pinchbeck garages and build new home

Coun Elizabeth Sneath objects to the plan
Coun Elizabeth Sneath objects to the plan
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The demolition of a block of garages in Pinchbeck to make way for a one-and-a-half storey dwelling is set to be approved when South Holland District Council’s planning committee meet on Wednesday.

The applicant wants a coach house design at the site, which falls within the Pinchbeck Conservation Area, and has submitted evidence to demonstrate the Knight Street site is seldom used for parking.

There would be a double garage.

A previous application to demolish the garages for a house was turned down in January because the planned development was cramped, the design would not preserve the historic character of the area and it would increase the demand for on-street parking.

The application has been supported by the parish council but ward councillor Elizabeth Sneath has objected.

She says there is no way of ensuring the two garages are used for parking and the proposal would exacerbate existing problems with regard to parking and highway safety.

Spalding Town Husbands, who own almshouses in Knight Street, have also objected for traffic flow reasons.

In recommending approval, the council conservation officer said there are no issues significant enough to refuse permission.